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Southport to Mickey's Bay

posted Feb 4, 2013, 5:19 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 5, 2013, 3:20 AM ]
Commodore Nash and Fleet Command (Rear Admirals Laidlaw and McCrae) considered the weather and ordered an early start to avoid the forecast blustery afternoon.  The rowers set off at 8am reaching Butlers Beach by 10am.  Butlers Beach is pristine.  The fleet, which had come around the north side of Partridge Island, arrived some time later, after which all boats entered Great Taylor's Bay, and then Mickey's Bay.  John Hepplewhite greeted us at 'the shack' (thank you John, it is a stunning place).  There was shore party which ventured to the nearby entrance of Cloudy Bay Lagoon, a special place.  We set up camp. Bruny local Allegra gave a fascinating talk on Bruny Island orchids and other related topics after a seafood feast of prawns, Bruny Island oysters and flathead caught by Fergus Leverton and Glynn Shevels from the safety boat. 

Our rowing correspondent

Thanks to Libor Sikora for this picture of a skippers meeting